The laboratory for centrosome and cytoskeleton biology

Institute of Human Genetics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 

  • Gabriel, E., Albanna, W., Pasquini, G., Ramani, A., Josipovic, N., Mariappan, A., Schinzel, F., Karch, C.M., Bao, G., Gottardo, M., et al. Gopalakrishnan J* (2021). Human brain organoids assemble functionally integrated bilateral optic vesicles.

    Cell Stem Cell (in press). Published: August 17, 2021DOI:

    Received international attention in more than 200 news outlets, Use the search term “Mini brains with eye-like structures.

Few examples


Gabriel et al. Cell Stem Cell. August 17, 2021DOI:


Ramani et al. The EMBO Journal 2020

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Goranci et al. Cell Reports 2020. Glioma invasion in the human brain organoids

Gabriel et al. The EMBO Journal 2016